An interesting field of 11 will go to post in Sunday’s $400,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park. The lucrative event has grown in stature over the past few seasons and is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The top four finishers will receive points on a 10-4-2-1 basis.

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EPIC DREAMER

Epic Dreamer Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
1 Win
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $56,250

Top BRIS Speed rating (93) earned when second in maiden debut

Owner: Epic Racing
Breeder: George Todaro et al’s (KY)
Trainer: Kelly Breen
Jockey: Javier Castellano

Sire: Orb
Dam: Dixie Crisp
Color: Dark Bay

Exciting prospect has posted a pair of fine races at Belmont Park and draws the rail for his stakes debut. May foal was visually impressive in a handy performance going 1 1/16 miles and is bred to thrive going long. Colt smoked a bullet four furlongs at Remington Park most recently to signal his readiness for this one. Javier Castellano comes along for the voyage.

KAZIRANGA      

Kaziranga Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
1 Win
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $27,367

Top BRIS Speed rating (88) earned in maiden victory

Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Calumet Farm (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Iram V. Diego

Sire: Candy Ride
Dam: Teammate
Color: Gray/Roan

One of five from the Asmussen barn has paired up strong races at Remington and will try stakes foes for the initial time. Well-bred sort is improving and he gets a nice draw near the rail today. A top-three run is not out of the question with another step forward.

MARQUEE PRINCE

Marquee Prince Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $56,623

Top BRIS Speed rating (85) earned in Street Sense Stakes fifth place and allowance/optional claiming win

Owner: Rick, Jeff and Donna Awtrey
Breeder: Brereton C. Jones (KY)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Jockey: Florent Geroux

Sire: Cairo Prince
Dam: Try to Remember
Color: Bay

$215,000 yearling purchase ran into Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) romper Improbable at Churchill Downs last out in the Street Sense Stakes and is eligible to improve in the Springboard. April foal dominated on the front end in his two prior tries and could be a major pace factor in this one with a positive pilot change.

SIX SHOOTER

Six Shooter Career Racing Stats

5 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
3 Show
Total Career Earnings: $78,850

Top BRIS Speed rating (90) earned in allowance win at Churchill Downs

Owner: Dundalk 5 LLC and N P H Stables
Breeder: Craig D. Upham (KY)
Trainer: Paul Holthus
Jockey: Alex Canchari

Sire: Trappe Shot
Dam: Academy Road
Color: Dark Bay

April foal came home with energy in a first try at a mile in a recent off-the-turf allowance score. Kentucky-bred has never missed the board from five career outings and comes in with a bullet half-mile drill most recently. Improving gelding will be rallying from off the pace.

LONG RANGE TODDY

Long Range Toddy Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $81,125

Top BRIS Speed rating (88) earned in Clever Trevor Stakes win

Owner: Willis Horton Racing LLC
Breeder: Willis Horton Racing LLC (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Richard Eramia

Sire: Take Charge Indy
Dam: Pleasant Song
Color: Dark Bay

Colt has moved forward in each race to date, which was topped by a tally in the Clever Trevor Stakes on this surface. Talented juvenile is proven both at the distance and locale, making him a logical contender on this occasion. Versatile youngster will be forwardly placed early on.

TONE BROKE

Tone Broke Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $42,428

Top BRIS Speed rating (83) earned in allowance/optional claiming win

Owner: L and N Racing LLC
Breeder: Sean Fitzhenry (ON)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: David Cabrera

Sire: Broke Vow
Dam: Mendocino Beano
Color: Dark Bay

$40,000 yearling purchase is improving in fast fashion with two straight fine wins. Asmussen pupil has displayed a fine turn of foot and he signaled his readiness for the Springboard Mile with a bullet half-mile here. Ontario-bred will be doing his best work inside the final quarter-mile here.

DOBBINS G

Dobbins G Career Racing Stats

6 Starts
1 Win
0 Place
3 Show
Total Career Earnings: $49,224

Top BRIS Speed rating (82) earned in maiden victory

Owner: Michael and Linda Mazoch
Breeder: Austin Patrick Gustafson (OK)
Trainer: Martin Lozano
Jockey: Luis Quinonez

Sire: Jimmy Creed
Dam: Uno Mas Papa
Color: Chestnut

Stakes-placed gelding rallied for a share with Oklahoma-bred foes last out in the Don C. McNeill Stakes. May foal has yet to prove to be swift enough for this kind and needs big improvement to be a factor in this spot.

BANKIT

Bankit Career Racing Stats

5 Starts
2 Wins
2 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $249,625

Top BRIS Speed rating (98) earned in maiden tally

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton
Breeder: Hidden Brook Farm LLC and Blue Devil Racing (NY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Sire: Central Banker
Dam: Sister in Arms
Color: Bay

Empire State-bred looked the part with a stylish 5 3/4-length drubbing of his foes in the Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont Park. $260,000 juvenile purchase showed a new dimension in the stakes romp coming from off the pace in his one-mile debut. Colt looms large in his local bow. 

TOBACCO ROAD

Tobacco Road Career Racing Stats

6 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $90,130

Top BRIS Speed rating (87) earned in Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes score

Owner: L and N Racing LLC
Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Ltd. and Airlie Stud (KY)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ramon Vazquez

Sire: Quality Road
Dam: Isobel Baillie
Color: Bay

Stakes victor was outrun in a pair of graded races but rebounded with a good third in the Clever Trevor in advance of today. Iroquois Stakes (G3) fourth is bred to run long and rates a chance in the field with his best effort. 

DUNPH

Dunph Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $107,540

Top BRIS Speed rating (95) earned in Spendthrift Juvenile Stakes victory

Owner: Three Diamonds Farm
Breeder: Equus Farm (KY)
Trainer: Mike Maker
Jockey: Reylu Gutierrez

Sire: Temple City
Dam: Skymynx
Color: Dark Bay

Once-beaten gelding was never a factor in the deep Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) in the slop last out. February foal was very impressive in his initial two starts with dominant performances on both occasions. He adds blinkers in this spot, and the one-mile distance is well within his scope.

D TOZ

D Toz Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
2 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $78,269

Top BRIS Speed rating (82) earned in Don C. McNeill Stakes and maiden victories

Owner: Richter Family Trust and B.J. Richter
Breeder: Richter Family Trust (OK)
Trainer: Danny Pish
Jockey: Lane Luzzi

Sire: Chitoz
Dam: Dyna Okie
Color: Bay

Gelding has won two in succession, including a nice victory in the Don C. McNeill Stakes over the track. Oklahoma-bred gets a very tough draw widest of all and has to get faster to impact a nice field. March foal has flashed speed of late and could be forwardly placed in the early going with a clean break.